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Partners

The ELDAC project is administered by a consortium of three universities: Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Flinders University of South Australia (FUSA), and University of Technology Sydney (UTS); and national agencies: Palliative Care Australia (PCA), Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA), Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), and Catholic Health Australia (CHA).

QUT (administration lead), FUSA, and UTS manage the project, its finances, contracts, governance, communications, reporting and evaluation. PCA, ACSA, LASA, AHHA, and CHA play an important role, particularly in the linkage and partnerships, as well and discussion of policy and planning.

QUT is a co-lead and administrative lead for the ELDAC project. Both the Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care (CRE-ELC) and the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) at QUT are involved in the ELDAC project.

QUT also leads the service and sector development part of ELDAC. This entails determining existing specialist palliative care and aged care partnerships, developing sustainable linkage strategies for aged care and palliative care incorporating partnerships and networks, and providing service-to-service advisory services. QUT has also developed the Working Together Toolkit and the Legal Toolkit.

QUT is also involved in the policy aspect of the ELDAC project. This entails reviewing current key policy issues which will be put out for broad consultation (including roundtable discussions) and writing policy briefs and publications to inform policy and planning.

QUT staff are members of the Project Operations Group, the Partnerships Group, the Policy Enablement Group and the Communications Working Group.

Flinders University is a co-lead for the ELDAC project. CareSearch, Flinders University is involved in the ELDAC Project. CareSearch provides information and direct links to quality resources in palliative care.

Flinders University has leadership of the advisory services developed in the ELDAC project. As part of this, Flinders University has:

  • developed a database of specialist palliative care and advance care planning resources
  • developed and hosts the ELDAC website
  • developed and operates the ELDAC Helpline, and
  • coordinated the development of the five ELDAC toolkits.

Flinders University leads the development of a prototype of a digital dashboard which will be tested in residential and community settings as part of the project.

Flinders University chairs the Communications Working Group, and is a member of the Project Operations Group and the Partnerships Group.

UTS is a co-lead for the ELDAC project. UTS has developed the Residential Aged Care Toolkit and the Home Care Toolkit and will conduct the evaluation of the digital dashboard. UTS is a member of the Project Operations Group, the Partnerships Group and the Communication Working Group.

PCA will review key policy issues related to palliative care and advance care planning within aged care, which will be examined and discussed at a series of roundtables leading to the development of policy briefs to inform policy and planning. Opportunities for publications will also be considered. PCA chairs the Policy Enablers Group, and is a member of the Partnerships Group and the Communications Working Group.

ACSA is involved in the policy and advisory services activities of the ELDAC project. ACSA will participate in the rollout of the digital dashboard. ACSA is a member of the Partnerships Group, the Policy Enablement Group and the Communications Working Group.

LASA is involved in the policy and advisory services activities of the ELDAC project. LASA will participate in Stream 2 work in the rollout of the digital dashboard. LASA is a member of the Partnerships Group and the Policy Enablement Group.

AHHA has developed the Primary Care Toolkit. AHHA is involved in the policy and advisory services activities of the ELDAC project. AHHA is a member of the Partnerships Group.

CHA is involved in the policy and advisory services activities of the ELDAC project. CHA will participate in the rollout of the digital dashboard. CHA is a member of the Partnerships Group and the Policy Enablement Group.

Page updated 17 September 2018